How to Locate Persistent URLs

A persistent URL or link is a web address that consistently points to a specific information source such as an article in a full-text library database. This page was created to make it easier to locate or create persistent links using Pardee Library databases with that capability. Faculty may wish to attach persistent URLs to their syllabus page on Questrom Tools to create links to articles for assigned class readings. Students working on team projects may wish to share articles with one another and may do so with persistent URLs. If you need any help locating or creating a persistent link, please contact the library.

Not sure which database contains the publication that you need? Go to the eJournals page.

To make online resources available through Questrom Tools, please consult Questrom Tech Help.

If you run across any links that do not have .ezproxy.bu.edu in the address, please consult Creating EZproxy Web Links from Information Services & Technology.

Databases & Where to Find Persistent URL
(use copy & paste to add URL to your document)

ABI/INFORM GLOBAL
Note: Found in the article citation under “Document URL.”

Note: Click on “Bookmark” under Tools. Sometimes the article URLs from this database are too long for SMGTools. Alternatives: (1) Paste the URL into a Word document and upload the document to SMGTools; (2) Use a redirect website such as TinyURL; (3) Check to see if the article is available in another database.

Note: Click on “Permalink” on the bottom right side of the page.

Note: Click on “Permalink” on the bottom right side of the page. Links to Harvard Business Review are not permitted (unless you request permission and pay a fee to the publisher).

EconLit (1992)
Note: Click on “Permalink” on the bottom right side of the page.

EIU- The Economist Intelligence Unit

Note: When viewing country reports, the URL is listed in the address area of the browser.

Factiva (2001)
Note: Click on the “Share” link at the top of the article.

Note: When viewing the article, the persistent URL is listed in the address area of the browser. Most URLs are persistent and include “purl” in the address. The presence of an InfoMark symbol confirms that the URL is persistent.

Note: Look for the icon on the top right side of the page which says “Copy Document Link” when you mouse over it.

Note: Click on “Blog this Page” and then select “View Source” to view the Persistent URL. Keep in mind that this database is only current through the past 60 days.

Note: When viewing article, the URL is listed in the address area of your browser.

Note: Found in the article citation, under “Document URL.”

PsycARTICLES (2001)
Note: Click on “Permalink” on the bottom right side of the page.

Note: Click on “Permalink” on the bottom right side of the page.

Note: When viewing article, the URL is listed in the address area of your browser. Also, the “doi” listed at the top of the article can serve as a persistent link if you right click on it.

Springer LINK (1998-)
Note: When viewing article, the URL is listed in the address area of your browser.

*For a complete list of databases, visit Mugar Library’s Databases A-Z page.